The United States today donated 300 M4 carbines, 200 Glock 21 pistols, Four M134D Gatling-style machine guns and 100 M203 grenade launchers to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts of the Philippines Marine Corps (PMC).
The latest batch is part of P7.3 billion worth of weapons and equipment that JUSMAG has delivered and programmed for the Armed Forces of the Philippines since 2007, the US embassy in Manila said in a statement quoted in the local media.
The AFP has also procured guns, water craft, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and protective equipment through programs like the US Foreign Military Sales system, the embassy said.
"Over the last five years, the US government has allocated P15 billion of grant funding to provide the AFP with equipment, including corresponding upgrades and training," it said, adding the equipment transfers as well as joint training and exercises "demonstrate the commitment of the United States to work with the Philippines towards building safer communities and eradicating global terror networks."
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